Program using AONL competencies improves nurse manager leadership ability

A comprehensive leadership training program developed by nurses at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can serve as a model for any hospital with midlevel nurse leaders new to their roles, according to an article in the September Journal of Nursing Administration. Program content was based on AONL nurse manager competencies and data gathered from a comprehensive needs assessment. Learners had varying levels of management knowledge and experience. Upon completing the program, they identified differentiating between leadership and management, influencing behavior, managing change and communication as areas of increased confidence.